Okay…I must admit, this project was a bit confusing. I found a few good tutorials to help me, but as the process went on, I continued to encounter more and more errors. At first the process seemed pretty simple. The tutorials were very well explained, so I opened the terminal and began the Samba installation. No problem there.
Next came the Samba file configurations. Again, this didn’t seem like it would be too difficult, as the tutorials were very clear. However, this is where I began to encounter problems with setting passwords and creating a directory. Also, I had to deal with setting file permissions, which was causing me some more problems. After quite some time, I was still going in circles trying the same commands over and over, not getting anywhere. Finally, I thought maybe I’d already done what I needed to do and should try moving on to further steps. This involved trying to access the shared folder from my Windows system. Well, this wouldn’t work for me, because I didn’t have a samba password set. Ugh!
After taking some time off from this project, I decided to explore configuring samba using a graphical interface and I discovered this tutorial:
I followed the steps on this tutorial the best I could and eventually was able to access my shared folder from my windows system. Yay! That’s the goal, right? Still confused on exactly what I’m wanting to do here. Very cool, though, as I can add, edit, or delete files in the share folder from either system.
Here are some screen shots of the folder from both systems: